My sister Pam regularly goes to her video store on Tuesday mornings, grabbing any new release she and/or Dean want to watch. Me, I haven't been in a rental place since Blockbuster closed their store in my neighborhood. We did, however get a Netflix subscription, allowing us to have three dvds out at a time. It has been great for us as we work our way through a bunch of movies. Well, actually, movies and tv shows. We're caught up on however many seasons of Scrubs there have been, and I have watched An Ideal Husband for about the tenth time.
But, not unlike that Abba's Greatest Hits cd you own but keep out of sight, we have become hooked on a new secret pleasure. We are early in the second season of the new Battlestar Galactica. The Science Fiction Channel remade this classic tv show, first as a miniseries, in 2003, with a three hour what became a pilot/introduction to a still running series. Featuring only two actors you had ever seen or heard of before (Edward James Olmos and Mary McDonell), as well as several Canadian actors and a Victoria's Secret model, it has an extremely loyal fan base.
The original series has been updated in an interesting manner, with the Dirk Benedict character, Starbuck, now cast as a female, just as cocky(was going to say obnoxious) as the original.
Without giving too much away, like you're all going to start watching this, the main change is that now the Cylons, the robotic villains of the original, now look like us. That is, if we look like Victoria's Secret models, or look as if we're on Maxim's Hot 100 list.
Richard Hatch, the original Apollo, has a recurring role as "one man's freedom fighter is another's terrorist".
As I said, we're early in the second season, with the fourth, and supposedly final season starting in April, so we've got a long ways to go. I'll post a report.